2019 2.4 Hours of Le Mans

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Race details
LeMans.png
Date 5 May 2019
Distance 144 minutes (44 laps)
Race
Pole LMP1 GTE
Driver Germany.png M. Stwerka Brazil.png O. de Barros
Time 3:10.160 3:52.335
Fastest Lap LMP1 GTE
Driver Germany.png M. Stwerka Spain.png C. Frau
Time 3:11.139 3:52.900
Podium LMP1 GTE
First Germany.png M. Stwerka Germany.png C. Grimminger
Second Argentina.png B. Spano Spain.png C. Frau
Third Uruguay.png M. Landa Poland.png B. Mróz

The 2019 IVRC 2.4 Hours of Le Mans were the 1st IVRC 2.4 Hours of Le Mans event. Although it's been part of the ongoing WEC season, it has been declared as main event pre-race due to it's outstanding lenght and real-life counterpart reputation.

Until the very end of the race it wasn't clear who would become the inaugural winner of the event, but when then-leader Bruno Spano returned to the pits with less then 10 minutes to go, it was clear that Marc Stwerka will go ahead to win the event.

The GTE class was even more dramatic, where both MPG Competition Team Asia team mates Carlos Frau and Constantin Grimminger were seperated by only a few seconds entering the last lap. A very unfortunate disconnect robbed Frau from his first GTE win though and allowed Grimminger to carry the lead home.

Teams and Drivers

Main article: 2019 WEC season § Teams and Drivers

LMP1

Entrant Car Engine Tyre No. Driver
Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing LMP1 Team Audi R18 Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo Diesel V6 Michelin.png 3 Germany.png Marc Stwerka
10 Italy.png Lorenzo de Ciutiis
Argentina.png Scuderia Corse LMP1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6 Michelin.png 8 Argentina.png Sergio Catalusci
16 Argentina.png Esteban Caivano
29 Argentina.png Franco Benitez
Germany.png MPG Competition LMP1 Team Audi R18 Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo Diesel V6 Michelin.png 11 Germany.png Martin Jatzek
Venezuela.png C-Force Racing Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4 Michelin.png 25 Uruguay.png Marcos Landa
55 Venezuela.png Jesús Chirinos
69 Argentina.png Bruno Spano
94 Brazil.png Lucas Murno

GTE

Entrant Car Engine Tyre No. Driver
Germany.png MPG Competition GT Team Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 Michelin.png 13 Germany.png Phillip Volland
Macau.png MPG Competition Team Asia Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 Dunlop.png 14 Germany.png Constantin Grimminger
17 Spain.png Carlos Frau
Poland.png Team Berni Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Chevrolet LT5.5 5.5 L V8 Michelin.png 18 Poland.png Bernard Mróz
Brazil.png Porsche KRT Team Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 Michelin.png 48 Brazil.png Otávio de Barros
Poland.png Black Point Racing Team Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Chevrolet LT5.5 5.5 L V8 Michelin.png 80 Poland.png Bartosz Nowak

Results

Qualifying

Pos Class No. Team Driver Time Gap
1 LMP1 3 Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing LMP1 Team Germany.png Marc Stwerka 3:10.160
2 LMP1 94 Venezuela.png C-Force Racing Brazil.png Lucas Murno 3:10.511 +0.351
3 LMP1 11 Germany.png MPG Competition LMP1 Team Germany.png Martin Jatzek 3:10.529 +0.369
4 LMP1 55 Venezuela.png C-Force Racing Venezuela.png Jesús Chirinos 3:11.047 +0.887
5 LMP1 10 Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing LMP1 Team Italy.png Lorenzo de Ciutiis 3:11.460 +1.300
6 LMP1 25 Venezuela.png C-Force Racing Uruguay.png Marcos Landa 3:12.019 +1.859
7 LMP1 69 Venezuela.png C-Force Racing Argentina.png Bruno Spano 3:12.138 +1.978
8 LMP1 8 Argentina.png Scuderia Corse LMP1 Argentina.png Sergio Catalusci 3:15.144 +4.984
9 LMP1 29 Argentina.png Scuderia Corse LMP1 Argentina.png Franco Benitez 3:15.918 +5.758
10 LMP1 16 Argentina.png Scuderia Corse LMP1 Argentina.png Esteban Caivano 3:18.695 +8.535
11 GTE 48 Brazil.png Porsche KRT Team Brazil.png Otávio de Barros 3:52.335 +42.175
12 GTE 14 Macau.png MPG Competition Team Asia Germany.png Constantin Grimminger 3:52.555 +42.395
13 GTE 17 Macau.png MPG Competition Team Asia Spain.png Carlos Frau 3:52.659 +42.499
14 GTE 18 Poland.png Team Berni Poland.png Bernard Mróz 3:54.699 +44.539
15 GTE 80 Poland.png Black Point Racing Team Poland.png Bartosz Nowak 3:56.108 +45.948
16 GTE 13 Germany.png MPG Competition GT Team Germany.png Phillip Volland 3:57.431 +47.271

Race

Pos Class No. Team Driver Car Tyre Laps Time
1 LMP1 3 Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing LMP1 Team Germany.png Marc Stwerka Audi R18 Michelin.png 44 2:25:45.759
2 LMP1 69 Venezuela.png C-Force Racing Argentina.png Bruno Spano Porsche 919 Hybrid Michelin.png 44 +00:30.045
3 LMP1 25 Venezuela.png C-Force Racing Uruguay.png Marcos Landa Porsche 919 Hybrid Michelin.png 44 +01:25.994
4 LMP1 11 Germany.png MPG Competition LMP1 Team Germany.png Martin Jatzek Audi R18 Michelin.png 44 +02:11.232
5 LMP1 8 Argentina.png Scuderia Corse LMP1 Argentina.png Sergio Catalusci Toyota TS040 Hybrid Michelin.png 44 +02:12.956
6 LMP1 10 Spain.png Repsol Swinegel Racing LMP1 Team Italy.png Lorenzo de Ciutiis Audi R18 Michelin.png 44 +02:15.470
7 LMP1 55 Venezuela.png C-Force Racing Venezuela.png Jesús Chirinos Porsche 919 Hybrid Michelin.png 44 +02:35.656
8 LMP1 29 Argentina.png Scuderia Corse LMP1 Argentina.png Franco Benitez Toyota TS040 Hybrid Michelin.png 43 +1 Lap
9 GTE 14 Macau.png MPG Competition Team Asia Germany.png Constantin Grimminger Aston Martin Vantage GTE Dunlop.png 37 +7 Laps
10 GTE 17 Macau.png MPG Competition Team Asia Spain.png Carlos Frau Aston Martin Vantage GTE Dunlop.png 36 +8 Laps
11 GTE 18 Poland.png Team Berni Poland.png Bernard Mróz Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Michelin.png 36 +8 Laps
12 GTE 13 Germany.png MPG Competition GT Team Germany.png Phillip Volland Porsche 911 RSR Michelin.png 36 +8 Laps
13 GTE 80 Poland.png Black Point Racing Team Poland.png Bartosz Nowak Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Michelin.png 36 +8 Laps
DNF GTE 48 Brazil.png Porsche KRT Team Brazil.png Otávio de Barros Porsche 911 RSR Michelin.png 26 Crash
DSQ LMP1 94 Venezuela.png C-Force Racing Brazil.png Lucas Murno Porsche 919 Hybrid Michelin.png 44 Disqualified
DSQ LMP1 16 Argentina.png Scuderia Corse LMP1 Argentina.png Esteban Caivano Toyota TS040 Hybrid Michelin.png 9 Disqualified